What is the Cardiovascular System? - Function & Organs


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What is special about the pulmonary artery?

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1. The two-flapped valve that separates the left atrium and left ventricle is the:

2. The thick, muscular, middle layer of the heart wall is called the:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The questions in these assessments will assess your knowledge of the structural components and functions of the cardiovascular system.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Prepare to identify:

  • The roles of the pulmonary artery
  • Muscle and connective tissue layers of the heart
  • Blood supply of the heart muscle

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about the cardiovascular system
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and interpret information regarding the anatomy and physiology of blood vessels
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define the layers of the heart

Additional Learning

Get more details on human anatomy and physiology with the lesson called What is the Cardiovascular System? - Function & Organs. This lesson also allows you to meet the following objectives:

  • Describe the anatomical landmarks of the heart including its chambers and layers
  • Explain how the heart muscle receives blood supply
  • State the significance of the vena cava and the aorta
  • Define pulmonary artery, pulmonary vein, systemic circulation